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Smashed Plastic Pressing Grand Opening February 2nd

Smashed Plastic is a new vinyl pressing plant located at 4200 W. Diversey, and run by Stephen Polutnik, John Lombardo, and Andy Weber. They are kicking off their business in style with a Grand Opening event on February 2nd that will feature a diverse line-up that includes Bleach Party, Diagonal, Lawerence Peters Outfit and Serengeti.

Smashed will be the first vinyl pressing plant in Chicago in nearly 40 years, and hope to create a path for Chicago band’s, and artist’s from around the country, to get their music out in the beloved vinyl format. The plant will be utilizing a fairly new type of technology for making this vintage format, the Steamless WarmTone vinyl press. You can read more about the technique and Smashed Plastic here.

Claire Bryant @ Elbo Room (1/5)

2018 saw the emergence of many of strong, soulful, dynamic female artists, and one that may have not received the attention she deserves is Claire Bryant. She released her album, Somebody New, back in July, and through out the albums effortlessly blends R&B, Funk, and soul with lyrics that present someone who has fun, but is always in control.

Lake Shore Dive posted a fun video interview with Claire this week that you can check out below.

You can catch Claire Bryant on January 5th at Elbo Room.


Chicago Soul Jazz Collection

Chicago Soul Jazz Collection recently released their latest album, Soulophone. This is detailed jazz of John Fournier, Marques Carroll, Andrew Vogt, Keith Brooks, Kyle Asche and Amr Marcin Fahmy.

The group is throwing a free release party for Soulophone on February 13th at Wire in Berwyn.


Reverent "Long Wave Sermon"

Reverent is preparing to release his latest album, Long Wave Sermon, tomorrow, January 4th, via American Damage. This is the dark experimental music of Jordan Reyes, and his first album as Reverent since 2017.

We are proud to be able to premier the first single from the album, “Coke”.

You can help Reverent celebrate the release of Long Wave Sermon on January 9th at Elastic Arts with Toupee, Forest Management, and Forced Into Femininity.


Ca$hed Opening Euphoria

Producer and Emcee Ca$hed (aka Connor Cox) recently released his debut album, Opening Euphoria. He personally produced three of the tracks on the album, but it also features production from notion., bravo, Rob Reese, and FlameAlkahest. In addition, Ca$hed partners with Elliot Seitz and Claire Bryant on two of the tracks. Overall the album paints a picture of life Libertyville and all of the excitment and boredom that entails. 


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